Friday, May 17, 2013

This Sunday! Moms' Mingle

Ever wonder how other mothers weather teething or handle sibling rivalry? Wish you knew whom you could call for advice? Then come to the Moms' Meet and Greet this Sunday. It's your chance to connect with other moms in the Tenth community and start establishing a support network. Moms of all stages, from expectant to empty-nesters, are encouraged to attend. You veteran mothers are especially needed! Besides who wants to miss the chance to peek inside our new building?

The meeting starts at 9 am in 1716 Spruce. Please enter by the Spruce Street door.

West Philadelphia House Share

Home on 47th block of Hazel Avenue in W. Philadelphia looking for additional Christian women to rent two additional rooms. Please contact Meredith Alley if interested at 919.593.4257.

The Widow and the Proud

Proverbs 15:25

The Lord tears down the house of the proud
but maintains the widow's boundaries.

The contrast of what the Lord does in each situation helps explain who the proud is. He is not merely someone with an ego problem who looks down on others such as the widow; rather, he seeks to take advantage of the needy such as the widow. He is after her property; he enlarges his own possessions through taking away from those who are poor and do not have a protector.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sunday Services 5/19/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Stuff Happens” (2 Timothy 3:10–17). Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy!; “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said; God Moves in a Mysterious Way.
Parish 3 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:15): Spring Choral Worship Service: Music of Robert Elmore. Dr. Philip Graham Ryken will be our guest preacher, and the program features Robert Plimpton, organ; the Tenth Church Choir and Soloists; the Schola Cantorum choirs; and Westminster Brass.

Christian Female Roommate Wanted

Two women are looking for a Christian woman to rent a front bedroom of a cozy home on a quiet street in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood.
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Furnished Apartment

Need a fully furnished, long or short term, all inclusive apartment, suite, or room in Center City Philadelphia? -- try

Apartment for Rent

Dave and Kate (Staub) Cunningham are moving in a couple of months and are looking for renters of their apartment. Here is the listing on craigslist.

Looking for Female Roommate

I am looking for a Christian female roommate. I rent a house in Cherry Hill. Rooms are well sized and the house is furnished. Rent would be $500-600/mo plus utilities. The lease would start July 1. Please contact Me-Linh at 609-922-0114 or by email.


Megan Garven

Please be in prayer for the family and school of Megan Garven. A graduate of Cairn University, Megan was a third grade teacher at Santiago Christian School in the Dominican Republic, the school of which Seth Cohen is headmaster. Here is an article from

The Prudent Life

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life leads upward for the prudent,
that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.

The prudent is defined as a person who thinks through what he does. He considers his ways, where the path that any decision he makes leads him. He is careful with his remarks that they do not come back to haunt him. He is discerning in regard to the friends he makes, the places he frequents, knowing that there is always what is below the surface to consider.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Prison Ministry: Teaching Finances, Employment, and Health Topics

The Federal Prison at 7th and Arch Streets has requested volunteers to teach the Money Smart program developed by FDIC.  It has a facilitators guide and materials are downloadable for free.  Also, people to help with resume writing, job interviewing, and teaching on any health topic. Contact David Apple at 215-735-7688 or

Apt Answers

Proverbs 15:23

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!

It is a blessing to give an apt word and to receive it. The blessing of possessing wisdom is giving an apt word that encourages a neighbor; or that saves the neighbor from disaster; or gives guidance that leads a neighbor along the right path. That is the blessing of possessing knowledge - to help others when they are in need.
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Host family needed

Bethany Christian Services needs help for a family in need. A young woman  going to law school in Philadelphia will soon become the legal custodian of her 12-year-old sister as her mother is terminally ill.  Bethany is looking for two families to serve as host families for the 12-year-old, allowing this woman complete law school, have her sister close to her, and prevent her sister going into foster care.One family would be the primary host family; the other would provide occasional respites for them. During law school breaks such as Christmas and summer, the older sister will be able to care for her younger sister. There are a variety of other ways in which you can volunteer: serve as a tutor, provide transportation to appointments, make a meal for the host family, befriend the family, and more. Training will be provided. If interested, contact Jill at Bethany Christian Services 215-376-6200 or

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tenth Family Needs Housing

We are a family of six (4 children including a newborn) in need of temporary housing for the month of June (June 6 to July 1) while in between settlements on our current house in Cheltenham (parish 2) and on our new home.  If you are able to help, please e-mail me at or call 215.514.9008.


Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.

Many of our plans seem right - the house to buy, the job to take, the strategy for carrying out a project, the method of settling a dispute, etc. But we show a plan to a friend or someone with more expertise, and surprisingly see glaring mistakes in our thinking. Indeed, what were we thinking, we wonder. Or maybe we are near target, but with the review of others it is sharpened and made better.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Congrats, Stephen!

Stephen Langford, who graduates from university later this month, was recently featured in Wake Forest University's student paper after receiving an award for excellence in English. He will be serving at an orphanage in Uganda for 10 months after graduation. You can read the story here.

Hanrahan the Rower

Congratulations to David Hanrahan and the Drexel Freshman Vail 8 team for winning their race at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend. The team helped Drexel win the overall trophy.

Motivated by Joy

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.

We may wonder how a person can play the fool, acting and speaking in embarrassing ways. The answer: he enjoys it. Most often he thinks he is demonstrating his sophistication or coolness or daring spirit. He enjoys the attention he gains, even if it is notoriety. What matters is being in the spotlight. He may get his kicks out of shocking others, thinking that he is making fools out of them. Whatever the reason, motivation is the pleasure, even the "high" that he gets from folly.
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